The University System of New Hampshire voted Friday to put $54 million toward building renovations and acquisitions at UNH’s Durham Campus.
$37 million will be spent renovating Hamilton Smith Hall, which houses UNH’s English Department, ESOL, Journalism and writing programs. The building has not been renovated in more than 30 years, and does not meet all disability and safety standards.
Conflict between commercial growth and historic preservation is a constant in Portsmouth, where city meetings over building heights often run late into the night. Now, city leaders hope a new 3-D model of downtown Portsmouth will bring context to the conversation.
Portsmouth is paying the Kittery archetectural rendering firm Tanegram 3DS $50,000 to create this interactive map, which Portsmouth principal planner Nick Cracknell says will be used by land use and zoning boards.
Michael Briggs, the Manchester Police officer shot in the line of duty in 2006, and his killer, Michael Addison, who now sits on death row, both loomed large in the debate.
An indication of how large could be seen in the front row of the senate gallery.
That’s where Manchester police officials, including the chief and he lead investigator of the Briggs muder stood in full uniform the whole time. 15 feet down in the senate floor Michael Briggs name came up almost immediately – by people on both sides of the issue.
Student Council members Andre Bragg, Taylor Becker and Ashley Fenimore led a forum Wednesday night where they asked the community to consider whether the school’s mascot – “Red Raider” – was offensive to Native Americans.
The issue came up recently in a Social Studies class and the Council thought the question was significant enough to begin a public dialog.
It’s a given: on spring weekends, if there’s good weather forecast, by 7 am the Tuckerman’s Ravine parking lot will be overflowing with hundreds of cars.
Tuckerman’s is one of the most storied backcountry ski slopes in the country, and every spring thousands of skiers brave avalanches and ice-falls to test themselves against the steep slope. On a crowded day, there are estimates that as many as 3,000 people make the trek up to the bowl.
A 24 turbine wind-farm in Groton has reached a settlement with the state Fire Marshal in a dispute over fire codes.
The office of the fire marshal says once the snow has melted and the ground is dry, Iberdrola has agreed it will shut down any wind turbines that don’t have fire suppression already installed. If the Spanish wind-farm developer doesn’t want to shut it’s windmills down, it has the option of paying to set up a 24/7 fire watch on each unprotected turbine.
New Hampshire’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percent in March. It now stands at four-and-a-half percent, well below the national rate, according to numbers released by the state’s Employment Security Department.
State lawmakers are wading into the debate over the controversial new painkiller Zohydro.
A Senate committee will take up legislation Tuesday that would impose an 18-month moratorium on the new drug, an especially potent formulation of hydrocodone.
Zohydro hit the market in March and is aimed at patients who need long-term, around-the-clock pain relief. It differs from other hydrocodone-based medications, such as Vicodin, because it isn’t combined with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.